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Afcon 2019: Who took the most shots?

03:08 GMT+3 25/07/2019
Salah vs South Africa Afcon 2019
Which players averaged the most shots per game during the Africa Cup of Nations?

  • Michael Olunga of Kenya celebrates goal against Tanzania.

    =3. Michael Olunga

    It was a frustrating campaign for Kenya, who defeated local rivals Tanzania 3-2 in the group stage, but fell at the first hurdle following eliminations by Algeria and Senegal.

    Olunga saw little of the ball against Les Fennecs and the Teranga Lions, both of whom limited service to the powerful frontman.

    However, he enjoyed a fine outing against the Taifa Stars, scoring twice in a 3-2 victory.

    Olunga averaged 3.7 shots per game across his three Nations Cup outings, but no one in our top five scored more than his two goals.

  • Knowledge Musona of Zimbabwe during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals.

    =3. Knowledge Musona

    The first of two Zimbabweans on this list, Musona endured a tournament to forget, with Zimbabwe failing to make it out of Group A.

    He was guilty of one horror miss, as the Warriors were held by Uganda, in a moment that could have proved decisive in their hopes of reaching the knockouts.

    Musona ended the tournament without a goal.

  • Khama Billiat of Zimbabwe during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

    =3. Khama Billiat

    Tied with Olunga and his compatriot Musona, is Billiat, who also averaged 3.7 shots per game during the Nations Cup.

    He netted once, in the draw with Uganda, but was particularly wasteful in the opener against Egypt when, with a bit more composure, he could have dragged Zim back into the match.

    While Billiat’s footwork and movement dazzled many, his decision-making let him down repeatedly.

  • Hakim Ziyech Morocco 2019

    2. Hakim Ziyech

    The most wasteful player in the tournament, Ziyech averaged 4.5 shots per game across his four Afcon games, but didn’t register a single goal or assist.

    He duly bore the brunt of much of the criticism for Morocco’s early exit, and in truth, this was a performance that fell well short of the standards expected.

  • Mohamed Salah Egypt

    1. Mohamed Salah

    No player in the tournament averaged more shots per match than Salah, who weighed in with a whopping 4.8 attempts on goal across his four matches at the Nations Cup.

    The forward’s direct approach was perhaps attempting to compensate for a lacking of offensive threat from Egypt, and he netted twice en route to their early elimination.